I'm looking for words that describe specific types of manipulation. The context is board games, but I'm actually looking for more generic words.

Specifically, I'm looking for words that describe manipulations between regions. Technically, everything is a type of "movement", but I want to describe the different directions of movement.

As an example, you have player A, player B, shared area S and vacuum 0 (i.e. create something from nothing).
S -> A: Acquire
A -> S: Place/Deploy
A -> B: Transfer
X -> X: Move
0 -> X: Generate/Produce
X -> 0: Dispose/Discard

Are there any more words that describe specific directions of movement?

I believe these words may work, but I also feel like they are not strict enough. If one hears "Acquire" they may think they can acquire elements from other players, which would be better described with another word (like Transfer)

  • I don't understand your exact context, but the general term in the context of games is just moves (which needn't imply any physical movement / change of location at all). – FumbleFingers Mar 6 '19 at 16:15
  • I'm actually looking for more specific terms for different types of moves or actions. For example: an action that moves something from a shared area to my personal area could be described as "Acquire". I'm looking for more words like it. – Shondoit Mar 6 '19 at 16:28
  • The situation in your comment could be invade or occupy. – Weather Vane Mar 6 '19 at 16:29
  • I would describe the inverse as those terms. I.e. from my personal area to a shared area. Also, I'm looking for more generic terms. Invade and Occupy specifically describe a hostile type of movement. – Shondoit Mar 6 '19 at 16:56
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    Requests for lists are not good for this site, which deals with specific answers to specific questions. Unless you are trying to find a single, specific word, this is too broad a question. – Jason Bassford Mar 6 '19 at 22:33

Here are some more words off the top of my head:

S -> A: Take/Obtain/Discover/Procure

A -> B: Give/Receive/Trade

X -> X: Shift/Relocate

0 -> X: Create/Form/Build

X -> 0: Destroy/Consume/Spend

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  • Thank you for these ideas, they help. I feel Discover, Build and Spend describe specific types of actions and are not what I'm looking for. – Shondoit Mar 6 '19 at 16:58

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